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Gender and Sexuality History Workshop

Graduate History Workshop

 

This Graduate Workshop is a well-established forum of all those interested in the historical dimensions of gender, sexuality, feminism and masculinity. We encourage submissions from Masters and PhD students, as well as early career researchers, working on gender and sexuality (broadly defined) from any time period.

Although gender and sexuality are the overriding themes of the workshop, we welcome submissions that consider how these themes can be applied to a broader range of historical events, periods, mentalités, people or processes. Most of those who attend the workshop regularly do not necessarily consider themselves gender scholars, but have nevertheless welcomed the opportunity that the workshop provides to consider the historical role that gender can play in even the seemingly unlikeliest of situations. 

The workshop provides an opportunity to present finished or work-in-progress research to a friendly and supportive audience of your peers. Papers are likely to be 20-30 minutes in length, but we welcome submissions for longer formats or shorter paired papers for panel discussion. The format and length are flexible and the paper can be given in the manner that best suits the presenter’s material with discussion to follow.

Workshops take place in the Chadwick Room, Old Court, Selwyn College unless otherwise stated. Workshops begin at 1p.m, unless otherwise stated, and always last one hour. All welcome.

Convenors

Holly Ashford (hra32@cam.ac.uk)

George Severs (gjs53@cam.ac.uk)

Helen Sunderland (hls60@cam.ac.uk)

 

Call for Papers: 

The convenors of the Gender and Sexuality History Workshop invite submissions from MPhil and PhD students for papers to be presented in Michaelmas Term 2018. We are interested in hearing proposals for papers that deal with gender and sexuality in any period of history and in any geographical/cultural contexts.

 

The Workshop provides an opportunity to present research to a friendly and supportive group of peers, and receive feedback in an informal setting. Papers are usually 20-30 minutes long, followed by questions. After the seminar there will be drinks and a chance to chat and network. Though most papers are presented by individuals, we are open to receiving papers which are the result of collaborations, as well as proposals for panel discussions.

If you would like to present a paper, please send a short abstract to the convenors by Friday 21st September 2018. Please feel free to circulate this call for papers, as we are always keen to welcome graduate students from outside of the University of Cambridge.